from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Escher, M(auritis) C(ornelius) 1898-1972. Dutch artist whose lithographs and woodcuts depict imaginary metamorphoses, geometric distortions, and architectural impossibilities.


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  • My story, The Fall of the House of Escher, is a good example.

    They like me...they REALLY REALLY like me...

  • A lovely fellow ebayer reported my item for using the word Escher in my title, so it was ended on ebay.

    Op-art after my own heart. - A Dress A Day

  • One common pattern is known as Escher’s Staircase, in which one plays the throw that beats the throw he delivered previously, i.e., Rock followed by Paper, followed by Scissors, followed by Rock, and so on.


  • It's called the Escher hotel not entirely inaccurately because the various wings from various add-ons join in some interesting ways.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Armed with some funky blueprints and a machine from Z Corp, they actually built some objects they collectively call Escher for Real.

    Rambles at » Blog Archive » Escher for real

  • Seems when the FBI searched his place Tuesday in connection with the iPad brouhaha they came across a stash of cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and schedule 2 and 3 pharmaceuticals, according to Cnet, which had been using the aforesaid Andrew Auernheimer (alias Escher alias Weev) as a source.

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  • The feature we call model first shows up in the entity designer (aka Escher) as the option

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  • Minor item of amusement from the morning ski run: one of the skiers going the other way around the loop was using "Escher" skis.

    Need more snow

  • At Clarion, he wrote a pair of interesting machine-religion-in-the-far-future stories that I thought utterly original and imaginative--a kind of Escher painting you want to keep turning for another look. posted by Trent at 5/05/2005 09:34:00 PM

    "Last Man on Earth" by Brendan Day, Polyphony 2

  • Here was a man who seemed to be moving through some kind of Escher space saying really profound things about all sorts of stuff.

    Mostly Harmless


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